gain by doing

gain something by doing something

to achieve some benefit by doing something. What did he gain by dropping out of school? I will gain some degree of security by investing in U.S. Treasury bonds.
See also: by, gain
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The Government has nothing to lose and much to gain by doing nothing to help our steel industry.
There are often seconds to gain by doing this, but the flip side is additional maintenance.
I've been out for 20 years as a lesbian, but there's always something to proclaim about yourself, and something to gain by doing it.
Why would they sacrifice their economic interests for the ASEAN claimants when they have nothing to gain by doing that?
Yet Labour failed to give our region the priority it deserves, no doubt because they felt they had nothing to gain by doing so.
But Southall said: "Going back to Wales now is a risk he doesn't need to take and there is nothing for him to gain by doing so.
While the US has made no statements about Barghouti, I believe that the general pragmatic thrust of current policy would welcome his release and attempt to use it to build a bridge to the Palestinian side and encourage it to join negotiations - with the caveat, of course, that the Palestinians must feel that they have something to gain by doing so, which is not currently the case.
There seems little to lose but much to gain by doing so.
Thomas); we are not given any indication of what we would gain by doing so.
It not entirely clear what they had to gain by doing this.
State the advantage to you, and to your employer if it grants the leave, as it will have the benefit of the knowledge you gain by doing the course.
I don't see what the council are going to gain by doing it.
So no matter what way you shake it Craig has everything to lose and little to gain by doing what he has done.
It's time to renew our excitement about doing astronomy in space--not instead of going to the Moon or Mars, but to build on capabilities we'll gain by doing so.